By Cathy Curtis
Flamboyant and witty in individual, she was once an incisive artwork author who expressed maverick critiques in a deceptively informal kind. As a painter, she melded summary Expressionism with a lifelong curiosity in physically stream to trap topics as assorted as President John F. Kennedy, basketball gamers, and bullfights.
In her romantic lifestyles, she went her personal manner, continually willing for male cognizance. yet she credited her husband, Willem de Kooning, as her maximum impression; instead of being overshadowed through his repute, she labored "in his light." approximately 20 years after their separation, after ultimately embracing sobriety herself, she back to his facet to rescue him from serious alcoholism.
Based on painstaking examine and dozens of interviews, A beneficiant imaginative and prescient brings to lifestyles a number one determine of twentieth-century artwork who lived a whole and engaging existence on her personal terms.
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A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning (Cultural Biographies) by Cathy Curtis